‘The Starseed Oracle’ deck review
By Sonam Kaloti, Arts Editor
The Starseed Oracle by Rebecca Campbell and Danielle Noel is a gorgeous deck and guidebook. It comes in a uniquely shaped box, opening as it parts a triangular shape, revealing the 53 intricately designed cards and the Oracle’s guidebook. The shape of a triangle is said to hold many meanings, one of them being the representation of “the connection between the unlimited universe and the groundedness Earth,” according to the Starseed Oracle website.
The back of the box reads, “Have you always had a longing for home without really knowing what that meant? If so, you could be a Starseed soul.” A Starseed is a soul which longs for mystery and the unknown—an old soul, if you will—and although this deck is meant for those who resonate with the term, the creators make sure to announce that the deck can be used by anyone.
The energy the deck gives off is extremely positive and light, however very strong as well. The combinations of card titles, descriptions, artwork, and colours give a terrifyingly beautiful aura to the deck. The guidebook reads, “As we were creating the card artwork, we came together in meditation to envision each card.” It is repeated throughout the guidebook to allow yourself to openly receive the messages the cards bring to you, and on the interior of the box on both ends, enchanting white lettering reads, “Your heart is a portal.” I’ve hand picked a few of my favourite cards which speak to me.
Forge, don’t follow
“Pave a new path. Be the leader you wish you had.”
This card demonstrates a woman in a flowing white gown stepping through the cosmos towards a bountiful and lush world with extreme mountains, plentiful rivers, and waterfalls. It is a card for leaders to step into the unknown and pave a path for others. The guidebook reads, “If you feel misrepresented in the media, step forward for all those who also feel misrepresented. If no one’s speaking out on the topics you feel passionate about, share your unique voice.”
Water your garden
“Nourishment. Body care. Tenderness. Rest.”
This card captures pure bliss. The middle shows the back of a woman standing in water and facing the stars. The water is a reflective teal and mirrors the cards edges which are showered with hundreds of white flowers. The guidebook places importance on taking a moment to asses and replenish yourself—suggesting that you “Give yourself enough time to recover when you find yourself running on your reserves. There is enough time. Life will bend toward you when you do.”
Surrender to the sweetness
“Venus energy. Pleasure. Joy. Make love to life.”
Radiating unadulterated positivity, the artwork paints a woman and a man gazing at each other from across a shiny blue lake. The water is littered with flowers and lily pads, and the flowery hills are covered with purples, pinks, and long streams of water. The sky contains clouds of pink and yellow dancing behind large, Jupiter-like planets. The card calls you to “taste the fruits you’ve been working so hard to grow,” and if you’ve been all work and no play, to focus back on what really matters and enjoy your incredible life.
Stop. Embrace winter. Great cosmic womb.
The energy off of this card is unlike any others in the deck. It’s cold, yet completely enticing. The artwork is simply a black night sky with a few stars littered here and there. The message within the card is to surrender to the unknown. It means to hand over control, and although that may be scary, it can be freeing to trust in the Universe that things are always at work beneath the surface.
“Longing for home. Homesick for the stars.”
An all-encompassing card that gets at the true origins behind the Starseed Oracle, this magnificent card dazzles in all shades of pink, displaying a mountain rising over fluffy clouds, with a singly person standing atop, seemingly looking upon the wonderous cosmos above. It’s a call to “anchor all of your presence, your personality, your soul, and your spirit in the here and now.” This card is truly breathtaking and may be my favourite in the deck.
The Starseed Oracle deck has exceeding my expectations in the absolute mystifying beauty of it. I am likely to pull the occasional card from the deck for any artistic inspiration in my own journey to come.
Images of cards from ‘The Starseed Oracle’ deck